The Ocean Needs Your Help

Conservation Collaboration Education

  • Tree Planting and Beach Cleanups
  • Marine and Freshwater Restoration
  • Educating Children Through Experiences
  • Working Together

Our Programmes

Experiencing Marine Reserves

EMR runs school snorkel programs and community guided snorkel days.

Whitebait Connection

WBC runs educational programs throughout the year in local schools.

Abel Tasman Tree Collective

Helping protect the Abel Tasman through planting trees.

The Tasman Bay Needs Your Help

We are on the hunt for businesses to partner with for the Abel Tasman Tree Collective. The Abel Tasman Tree Collective was setup primarily as a carbon mitigation scheme for tourism operations in the Tasman Region.  An added bonus of planting trees in damaged places is that they help prevent large amounts of sediment ending up in the bay. Through planting trees we aim to prevent sediment entering our water ways and enrich our ecology and communities.

A Little About Us

Nau mai haere mai ki Tasman Bay Guardians.

Founded in 2017 by Stew Robertson of Abel Tasman Eco Tours.  We are a group of passionate marine conservationists and educators dedicated to improving the health of the aquatic spaces of Te Tai o Aorere / Tasman Bay.

Our strategy engages the major environmental pressures on Tasman Bay, identifying stakeholders and potential solution pathways.

We follow the three facets of Conservation, Collaboration and Education.

From small projects such as cleanups, plantings, restorations and others we hope to achieve much greater things by creating positive interactions amongst the stakeholders in the marine space.

Our strategy considers the needs of manawhenua.We are actively involved in the world leading Sustainable Seas Science Challenge and have a mandate to lead the marine spatial management process for Te Tai o Aorere from the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy.

We work collaboratively with other conservation groups such as Mountains to Sea Trust, Sea Shepherd, Forest and Bird as well as stakeholders in various industries.

We love to explore rivers and seas, we want to share their magic with you.

We want to enjoy a healthy environment and leave a positive legacy for our children and we want the Te Tai o Aorere communities to thrive in the bounty of the seas.

Come in and enjoy our site. Nau mai haere mai.

Sick Of Rubbish Ending Up On Our Beaches?

We are looking for Nelson and Tasman based organizations to take ownership of a section of the Tasman Bay to keep it clear of rubbish.

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